Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo is rich with the flavors of shrimp, clam juice and seasonings. This rich tasting appetizer is the best bet to add to your party menu. Just check out the recipe of the rich tasting and flavorsome Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo.
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Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CuisineCourse
DishMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Onions4 , chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
 Butter2 Teaspoon
 Flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Clam juice/Clam broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Canned plum tomatoes14 Ounce, chopped
 Bay leaf1
 Thyme1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Pepper red1 Dash
 Okra1 Pound (10 Ounce. Frozen Or 16 Ounce. Fresh)
 Green pepper1 , chopped
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Shrimp2 Pound, shelled deveined
 File powder1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1695 Calories from Fat 235

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.5%

Saturated Fat 9 g44.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1400.4 mg

Sodium 4563.3 mg190.1%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.4%

Dietary Fiber 34.9 g139.8%

Sugars 44.1 g

Protein 215 g429.4%

Vitamin A 156.6% Vitamin C 590.5%

Calcium 120.1% Iron 169.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Saute the onions and garlic in the butter until lightly browned.
Stir in the flour and keep sauteeing until the flour turns brown.
Stir in the clam juice and then add the tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, red pepper, okra, celery and green pepper.
Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, (about 20 to 25 minutes).
Add the shrimp and simmer another 15 minutes.
Stir in the file' powder, salt and pepper.
Serve in a bowl with rice on one side of the bowl.
Keep some Franks Louisiana Hot Sauce on the side for the adventurous.
I spend a lot of time in the South and I fill up on this soup everytime I go down.
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